[The following is the text of a presentation given by Bahey eldin Hassan, Director of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) during the EU Parliament Human Rights Subcommittee Session of 28 May 2015 in Brussels]
Last week the student union at Ain Shams University’s School of Engineering issued a ... Read More »
[The following is the 2015 executive summary of the Gulf Centre for Development Policies' third annual report The Constant and the Changing.]
In the third annual volume of The Constant and the Changing publication series, the Gulf Centre for Development Policies renews its call for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ... Read More »
The second in a series of infographics on the Palestinian economy, "Besieged" highlights the scale of the economic impact of the Gaza blockade. Aided by their Egyptian counterparts, Israeli authorities heavily restrict the movement of people and goods into and out of the territory, whilst Palestinians are ... Read More »
Call for Papers
Five Years after the Arab Revolutions: “The Arduous Road of Democratization and Future Prospects”
In association with the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) is pleased to announce “Five Years after the Arab ... Read More »
Gulf cities have followed similar paths of urbanization and architecture shaped by state planning and commercial development. While local differences exist, all reflect the demands of government and business, with little attention paid to civic requirements and public spaces.
Recent events across the globe, from the ... Read More »
Join War Resisters League & Center for Constitutional Rights for an evening of music, art & activism as we jointly launch Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq, a new book bringing the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground to NYC!
We are honored ... Read More »
It is an unusually hot day in February in Baghdad, even for a city where February is usually hot. But everything else is business as usual. Traffic jams. Car horns. Street vendors. Security situation. Chaos. Except for maybe one thing. In downtown Baghdad, Ahmed Ramz, a twenty-two-year-old electronics engineering ... Read More »
The Netherlands Institute for International Relations (Clingendael) features a paper authored by Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj entitled The Balance-Sheet of Conflict: Criminal Revenues and Warlords in Syria, written for the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). The paper argues that as forms of territorial control ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey on 29 May 2015]
The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) condemns the entry ban UAE authorities have imposed on artists Walid Raad and Ashok ... Read More »
I am lucky enough to have been invited to the 2015 Palestinian Festival of Literature. Here is a despatch from days one, two, and three.
Israel happens so suddenly.
There we were one moment on the coach in Amman. Our tour guide, Ruby, started talking about crossing the border into the West Bank at ... Read More »
27 Mayıs 2015
Yaşıyorsak ve hala nefes alıyorsak, bilinmelidir ki o güzel çocukların gülen yüzü hürmetinedir!
Herkes biliyor, son iki yıldır artık farklı bir ülkede yaşıyoruz. Havası, suyu, sesi, kokusu farklılaştı bu ülkenin. İktidarı, muhalefeti, meslek odası, ... Read More »
[The following statement and call to action was issued by BirGün, an independent left daily newspaper in Turkey that is being prosecuted for covereage of then Prime Minister (now President) Recep Tayyip Erdogan.]
On 2 June, a trial will begin in Caglayan Istanbul Second Criminal Court. Baris Ince, the ... Read More »
Visual Culture in an Age of Global Conflict
The Kamel Lazaar Foundation is pleased to announce that it will stage a two-day conference at the National Museum of Bardo from 28–29 May, 2015. This will be the third iteration of the JAOU initiative to be held there and the first international conference at the Museum ... Read More »
The following are a list of events we invite the public to attend and participate in as part of our broader campaign around saving the Dalieh.
Sunday May 31, 2015: Join us at Dalieh Campaign Kiosk, 10:00am - 11:00pm
Ahla Fawda ''Tout Tout a Beirut "
Hamra Street Festival
Monday June 1, 2015: Revisiting Dalieh ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued on 26 May 2015 in support of Emad Shahin, a professor at the American University of Cairo (AUC) whose was charged, tried, and recently sentenced to death (in absentia) as part of a broader set of cases brought forth by the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.]
For those familiar with even ... Read More »
In this three-minute episode, originally aired on AJ+ Labs, host Dena Takruri explains how thousands of Ethiopian Jews are protesting police brutality and racism in Israel after a video of a police officer beating up an Israeli Ethiopian went viral online.
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[This statement was released by the Taksim Gezi Park Association in May 2015.]
Gezi Park Is an Indestructible Momumental City Park. Come and Breathe Freely Here
As the symbol of the great Uprising of Turkey (2013), Taksim Gezi Park is a city park within the borders of Beyoğlu, ... Read More »
The declassifed document below was obtained as part of a document trove secured by the right-wing institution, Judicial Watch. It obtained the report through a May 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Defense Intelligence Agency authored the report, which dates August 2012. It ... Read More »
Fifty-two masters students from Sciences Po Paris’ “Governing the Large Metropolis” (GLM) graduate program visited the metropolitan region of Casablanca-Rabat-Salé in Morocco, from 11 to 17 January 2015.
The trip aimed at understanding the metropolitan development of Casablanca, and its links with Rabat. How is this ... Read More »
Friday 15 May 2015 marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, a day of commemoration and remembrance of nearly seven decades of dispossession for the Palestinian people, and a day of celebrating the resilience of the Palestinian communities everywhere, and their continued struggle against ... Read More »
[The following was published by Librarians and Archivists with Palestine on 8 May 2015.]
In April 2015, nine librarians from four countries traveled to Palestine for an in-depth trip to follow up on the work of our 2013 delegation. In 2013, sixteen librarians had met with ... Read More »
[The following press release and infographic was issued by Visualizing Egypt on World Press Freedom Day 2015]
Throughout the last two years, Egypt has witnessed a renewed state of media censorship, some aspects of which are reminiscent of the regime before the revolution, while others are new in scope and mode. ... Read More »
15 May 2015 marks the 67th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba ("catastrophe"), which refers to the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
Today, nearly seven decades on from these events, the dispossession of Palestinians continues through military, ... Read More »
[The following open letter and supportive materials were posed on 15 April 2015 via a newly created site to oppose the attempt at silencing The Lancet.]
In this public response to the smear campaign and personal attacks on Richard Horton, The Lancet Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Complaint to Reed ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued 13 May 2015 by the Palestinian Museum.]
The Palestinian Museum’s Family Album Project: The Intimate Side of History in Palestine
Ramallah: The Palestinian Museum researchers have been traveling around the occupied West Bank for months now. They are gathering photos and ... Read More »
The Arts and Humanities Initiative Mellon Grant and The Archives and Special Collections at Jafet Library At the American University of Beirut Announce a call for applications for
Library Archival Research Fellowship
At the Archives of Jafet Library:
June 15th- August 21st, 2015
The ... Read More »
Excavating Absence: Histories of the (Im)material
Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
May 15 - 16, 2015
The Theory and Practice in the Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce its first international conference. The conference will discuss, through ... Read More »
67. Filistin “Nakba Günü” Etkinlikleri
15 Mayıs 1948; İsrail bağımsızlığının değil Siyonist işgalin yıldönümü
15 Mayıs 1948’de modern tarihin en önemli felaketlerinden biri yaşandı. O gün bir milyona yakın Filistinli, İsrail silahlı güçleri tarafından, tarihsel Filistin’deki evlerinden zorla çıkartıldı ya da ... Read More »
Call for Papers: Ohio Symposium on Middle East Studies (April 8-9, 2016)
Beyond the Margins: Researching and Teaching the Middle East in Ohio
Over the past several years, numerous universities, colleges, and community colleges across the state of Ohio have hired new faculty whose research focuses on ... Read More »
[This statement, by Müşterekler (Our Commons), was first published in Turkish on 28 April 2015. The original version can be found here. It was translated into English by Cihan Tekay.]
We Have Been Here for a Thousand Years! On May Day, We Are in Taksim and We Are Everywhere!
Look there, there, under that ... Read More »